High school sports


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Steamboat female athlete of the year: Natalie Bohlmann thrives in team, individual settings

Natalie Bohlmann knows her way around Nordic skiing and soccer, notching one of the top years a Steamboat Springs High School girl had in 2013-14, making her shine as the Sailors’ female athlete of the year.

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Hayden male athlete of the year: Tigers’ Dan Engle a leader in tough times

When Hayden High School boys basketball needed it most, Dan Engle was there. Injuries piled up before the 2013-14 season even began, but as the bench started to thin out, Engle did all he could to keep a once-dominant Tigers program competitive.

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Hayden female athlete of the year: Jordan Temple goes beyond her best sport

Jordan Temple has been one of the best, if not the best, players for Hayden on the volleyball court since she entered high school. That certainly didn’t change during her junior season, but she stood out as the Hayden High School female athlete of the year not just because of what she did on the volleyball court but also because she was willing to expand her horizons beyond her best sport.

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Soroco male athlete of the year: Ryan Jeep shows he's versatile on field, court and track

Ryan Jeep didn’t need to prove anything in his senior year. He was already a critical part of the core of the basketball and football teams in Soroco and the baseball team in Steamboat, and none of that changed in his last go-around with high school sports.

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Soroco female athlete of the year: Jessica Rossi a powerhouse for Rams athletics

It’s not exactly easy choosing the best female athlete from Soroco for the 2013-14 season, not because there are so few options but because there are so many. Junior Jessica Rossi still stands out from the crowd, however, and delivered dominating performances and served as a team leader in every season.

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Yampa Valley coach of the year: David Bruner exhibits a passion for all seasons

All-seasons Soroco coach David Bruner wasn’t at the helm of any state championship runs this year. None of his teams even won their league. Still, it’s hard to discount the job Bruner did this season, guiding the football, girls basketball and track teams to some of their best seasons.

2014's most-improved Yampa Valley athletes

Read more about the Yampa Valley athletes who showed the most growth this year.

Yampa Valley's 2014 breakout athletes of the year

Hayden's Taylor Hagar and Steamboat's Dakota Thvedt had an immediate impact on their squads as Soroco's DaKota Bruner and Moffat County's Cheianne Pinnt come into their own.

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Steamboat boys lacrosse named Yampa Valley boys team of the year

There were questions about this year’s Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team, real questions about whether or not it would be able to replicate the success of the 2013 season, when the team made the state semifinals.

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Moffat County girls track takes top honors as Yampa Valley girls team of the year

The improvement of returning track athletes and the arrival of other talented teammates made the Bulldogs one of the most dangerous sprinting teams in Class 3A this year.

Top 12 games of the 2013-14 season in Yampa Valley sports

From overtime wins to late-game rallies, powerful defensive performances to heartbreaking losses, Yampa Valley sports teams delivered plenty of thrilling games this season.

Memorable performances of 2013-14 Yampa Valley sports seasons

Here are some of the most memorable standout performances delivered by athletes in the Yampa Valley.

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Craig kids win State Rodeo Championships

The Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Championships wrap-up from the weekend.

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4 Moffat County seniors pledge service to the U.S.

One of the most noble professions any high school senior can embark on is serving the United States of America. This year, four Moffat County High School seniors pledged their lives to serve our country by joining a branch of the military.

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Moffat County kids do well in 1st round of state rodeo

The Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeos began at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Thursday.